Friday, July 31, 2009

Bonnie's ABC Book

Here's Bonnie's ABC Book I made this morning.

I used note size envelopes (these are the smaller envelopes, not the regular letter size ones).

Each envelope flap is glued shut and the right side edge is trimmed off so things can slide in and out.

The left side has 2 holes punched with the Crop-a-dile and binder rings inserted.

There are 27 envelopes, one for each letter and the cover "page".

All of the envelopes have a cardstock piece of paper slipped inside that hang out just a little. I stapled tabs on each cardstock end.

None of the envelopes are decorated or covered with pretty patterend paper. I left them all blank except for the cover page. And all of the inserts are blank at this time. I figure as we cover each letter, I'll have Bonnie write the letter on the outside of the envelope and then maybe draw or cut and paste a picture of something with that letter on the insert while also writing the word herself on the back of the insert.

I'll let you know how we progress over time. Very simple project. No extra ribbons, frills, or doo-dads. I don't want anything to distract her from what we are trying to learn, which is our alphabet.


Juls said...

such a creative project! I love it!

hugs Juls

Susie M. said...

Great idea janis! what a wonderful way to learn too. I hope you have a good wknd my friend. :)

sophiesmama said...

This is wonderful! Did you used to be a teacher? My daughter is a teacher (now librarian) and she used to make little books like this for the kids. She even wrote a book about them called Scrapbooking with kids. Would you like me to see if I can get you one? Amazon used to have it but I think they're out now. You are such a good home schooling mama. I bet Bonnie loves her ABC book. She's has the sweetest just makes me wish I could give her a big hug and a kiss! Give her one for me, okay? I can tell she's crazy about her stuffed animal. It looks so soft and cuddly.
Have a great weekend Janis!

sophiesmama said...

I'm such a bad mom...the name of Lynn's book is The Ultimate Guide to Scrapbooking with Children.

Janis Lewis said...

That is so cool that your daughter wrote a book! I've always said I wanted to write a book... don't know what I'm waiting for. Lynn's book sounds fun! Maybe she could autograph one for me? :) Nope, not a teacher. Always was interested in teaching though. I'll give Bonnie a big hug from you!

Catherine said...

What a great idea! It's fun when we can use our crafty skills for practical purposes!